creditor


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cred·i·tor

 (krĕd′ĭ-tər)
n.
One to whom money or its equivalent is owed.

creditor

(ˈkrɛdɪtə)
n
(Commerce) a person or commercial enterprise to whom money is owed. Compare debtor

cred•i•tor

(ˈkrɛd ɪ tər)

n.
a person or firm to whom money is due.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]

creditor

Any entity (including a person, company, or government) that provides credit. A debtor owes payments, financial or otherwise, to a creditor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creditor - a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
mortgage holder, mortgagee - the person who accepts a mortgage; "the bank became our mortgagee when it accepted our mortgage on our new home"
debitor, debtor - a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt
Translations
دائِن، صاحِب دَيْن
věřitel
kreditgiverkreditor
kreditoro
hitelezõ
lánardrottinn, skuldareigandi

creditor

[ˈkredɪtəʳ] Nacreedor(a) m/f

creditor

[ˈkrɛdɪtər] ncréancier/ière m/fcredit rating nindice m de solvabilitécredit risk n (= person) → emprunteur/euse m/f à risquecredit side n
on the credit side [balance sheet] → au crédit
on the credit side, ... (= as an advantage) → l'avantage, c'est que ...credit slip (US) navoir mcredit transfer nvirement m

creditor

nGläubiger m

creditor

[ˈkrɛdɪtəʳ] ncreditore/trice

credit

(ˈkredit) noun
1. time allowed for payment of goods etc after they have been received. We don't give credit at this shop.
2. money loaned (by a bank).
3. trustworthiness regarding ability to pay for goods etc. Your credit is good.
4. (an entry on) the side of an account on which payments received are entered. Our credits are greater than our debits.
5. the sum of money which someone has in an account at a bank. Your credit amounts to 2,014 dollars.
6. belief or trust. This theory is gaining credit.
7. (American) a certificate to show that a student has completed a course which counts towards his degree.
verb
1. to enter (a sum of money) on the credit side (of an account). This cheque was credited to your account last month.
2. (with with) to think of (a person or thing) as having. He was credited with magical powers.
3. to believe (something) to be possible. Well, would you credit that!
ˈcreditable adjective
bringing honour or respect. creditable effort.
ˈcreditably adverb
ˈcreditor noun
a person to whom a debt is owed.
ˈcredits noun plural
the list of names of the actors, producer, director etc given at the beginning or end of a film.
credit card
a card which allows the holder to buy goods etc on credit. to pay by credit card.
be a credit to (someone), do (someone) credit
to bring honour or respect to (someone or something). Your son is a credit to his school; Your honesty does you credit.
give (someone) credit (for something)
to acknowledge and praise (someone for a good piece of work etc). He was given credit for completing the work so quickly.
on credit
payment being made after the date of sale. Do you sell goods on credit?
take (the) credit (for something)
to accept the praise given (for something). I did all the work, and he took all the credit.
References in classic literature ?
Only there were then privileges for the sons of kings, to whom nobody refused to become a creditor, whether from respect or the persuasion that they would some day be paid.
Once in every decade there shall be a general settlement, when the balance due shall be paid to the creditor nation in Mexican dollars.
Down with such dishonesty," says the creditor in triumph, and reviles his sinking enemy.
This therefore he resolved to do, whatever misery it cost him, and to devote himself to her, from that great principle of justice, by which the laws of some countries oblige a debtor, who is no otherwise capable of discharging his debt, to become the slave of his creditor.
Halfacre went into liquidation, as it is called, and compromised with his creditors, reserving to himself a pretty little capital of some eighty or a hundred thousand dollars, by means of judicious payments to confidential creditors, his wife and daughter saw all THEY most prized taken away, and the town was filled with the magnitude of their sacrifices, and with the handsome manner in which both submitted to make them.
Even the days on which Wakem came to ride round the land and inquire into the business were not so black to him as those market-days on which he had met several creditors who had accepted a composition from him.
He said some very handsome things to me indeed at parting; for I told you he was a gentleman, and that was all the benefit I had of his being so; that he used me very handsomely and with good manners upon all occasions, even to the last, only spent all I had, and left me to rob the creditors for something to subsist on.
His cruel creditors are more to blame than he is for the poverty that has fallen on us.
But the creditors came forward now, and complained that inasmuch as through an error for which THEY were in no way to blame the false heir was not inventoried at the time with the rest of the property, great wrong and loss had thereby been inflicted upon them.
Those who are creditors, and those who are debtors, fall under a like discrimination.
I have written to Colonel Forster, to inform him of our present arrangements, and to request that he will satisfy the various creditors of Mr.
Lydgate, in total ignorance of her expectations, was seeing the bills come in, and feeling that Dover's use of his advantage over other creditors was imminent.